Mike Beversluis

Saturday, February 27, 2010

85 years and counting (and tweeting?)

World's longest married couple answers questions on twitter.  [via]

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ah, how do you say, "Pobre senorita, no esta es agredable... heh heh" ???



"Bueno, que tal?" indeed.

[via]

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Temple Grandin's interesting TED talk



h/t to my sis

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Personally, I'm still waiting for full-contact curling

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

not so cool


Srsly? [via teh intarnets...]

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Coolography 31

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Monday, February 15, 2010

I'm okay; You're okay; We're all okay!

The Straight Dope on Myers-Briggs (result, it's kinda junky science that makes people feel good about themselves)(I'm an INTJ - a scientist! I knew it!)

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perspective


DC is not Siberia. (Which will be very apparent come August). [via]

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the cos talks about his, very brief, ownership of a cobra


Original Video - More videos at TinyPic

[via]

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

CGI before the "C"



Very cool documentary about the making of HBO's logo back in the 1980's. [via]

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

"cool" thermometer

 

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Friday, February 12, 2010

I love APOD

 

Teide Sky Trails
Credit & Copyright: Daniel López
Via 

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

They don't mention if he bought one afterwords

Also via my sister, Vice sends one of their hipsters to go try out some Colombian bullet proof clothing.  Which makes sense, because Brooklyn has a few to spare.

Bogota's bulletproof tailor

Brooklyn, New York (VBS.TV) -- Colombian tailor Miguel Caballero specializes in making garments that enable the wearer to get shot at point-blank range with nary an injury besides, maybe, a bruised ego. At-high-risk-of-catching-a-bullet demographics, such as rappers and politicians all over the world, rely on Miguel's handiwork. And, lucky me, when I was recently in Bogota for VBS.TV covering a few stories, I had the chance to visit Miguel's shop, learn about his protective clothing, and get shot in the gut by him. Seriously.

As my sister pointed out, one of the better lines is: "I shoot all my employees." Something to keep in mind the next time you have to run a HR gauntlet and feel annoyed because of the drug test.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's only February but

...the 2010 Award for rambling yet oddly-captivating article about elevators is pretty much a lock: Up and Then Down. Congratulations to our winner, Nick Paumgarten - your check is in the mail.

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Via my sister

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Relativity


Pardon the bleeting, but we have been hammered this year.  In upstate NY you sorta expect five feet of snow once in awhile.  Not so much South of the Mason-Dixie line.

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Into the great wide open


A night launch of the space shuttle.

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Penthouse letters got nothing on this

From Ripley's Believe It or Not:

 

On a related note, the new Turbo S is out, in case your better half was filled with ennui at the thought of a mere 500HP from the plane-jane turbo variant.

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Coolography 30


Rock'n'roll ain't noise pollution.  Well, okay, some of it is.  These posters can be found he'ah.

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Well that explains a lot

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Friday, February 05, 2010

New Windows Vista 3.1 upgrade package

Experience Windows 3.1, now in tasty web 2.0 form.   (FWIW, growing up in a teacher's house with Apple II's and Macs, so no MS-DOS/Windows 3's for me.  So yeah, I get to behold its glory for the first time.  The first cut's the deepest, bud.) [via]

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Coolography 29


From the excellent Cycle Chic from Copenhagen

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ridiculous

There is 24" of snow forecast tomorrow here in the DC area.  People were lined out the doors at grocery stores picking up their emergency potpourri rations (or so I heard - I did my shopping, in a very pedestrian way, yesterday.  Better to be lucky than good, son).  Anyway, someone needs to sacrifice a hecatomb on the stairs of the Jefferson Memorial or whatever it takes, because this weather is nuts.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Uff-da


The pipe make this a perfect 10 [via I don't remember where, sorry!]

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Monday, February 01, 2010

How rich industrialists squander their money

1) Betting
2) Mistresses
3) Engineers.

And the third is the most assured way.

New toy


A Browning Buck Mark 22LR target pistol. The full-rail version is notably heftier than the basic version.  The semi-soft (Semi-hard?  Extra-medium?) rubber grips aren't as pretty as some of the rosewood grips, but they are more comfortable and ergonomic.  The trigger is smooth and crisp.  As the saying goes, it's way more accurate than I am.  Routine cleaning is straight-forward, but taking it all the way down requires an allen-key wrench, and you'll need to re-zero the sights once you have it back together.  It's much simpler than the Ruger Mark III family, but it's not a Glock either.  It's the Honda Accord of target pistols.

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Words to live by

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